TWHS has been approved to offer The AP Capstone program. This program will prepare our student population to become skilled collaborators, critical thinkers, and consumers of information. According to Superintendent, Dr. Syverson, “The Capstone courses will give students flexibility to explore the complex topics affecting their lives, and we are excited to see their research.”
In AP Seminar, typically taken in 10th or 11th grade, students choose real-world topics and evaluate them from multiple perspectives. Students identify credibility and bias in sources and develop arguments in support of a recommendation.
In the subsequent AP Research course, students design and execute a college-level research project on a topic of personal interest. Students receive firsthand experience in writing a research question, executing an appropriate method, analyzing data, presenting their results, and defending their findings.
Both AP Capstone™ courses are project based, and students are required to deliver written arguments, collaborate in teams, and deliver professional multimedia presentations as part of their AP Exams.
In partnership with the higher education community, College Board developed AP Capstone so students can practice and master skills that serve them well in college and career.
“We’re excited more schools are offering the AP Capstone Diploma program,” said Kedra Ishop, vice president for enrollment management at the University of Southern California. “We believe the research, collaboration, and presentation skills taught in the two courses will be valuable to students throughout their academic and professional careers.”